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Book Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #9
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 431 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on February 16th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published January 25th 2010)
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Lowered the rating in 2022 to three stars

Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.
A Dangerous Beauty
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.
An Uncontrolled Need
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

That lead to a pleasure so wicked…
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him.

Immortals After Dark is one of the first adult series (and definitely the first paranormal adult series) I ever started and I still haven’t finished them. It’s not like I lost interest in them but there were so many other books that stole my attention. Here I come with the ninth installation of the series.

Earn you. That’s the Lykae in me. Could no’ turn that off if I tried. Deep down I believe that if I show you I’m a good protector and provider, you’ll surrender to me. You’ll want me in turn.”

Lucia almost died when she left Valhalla when she was sixteen years old. Goddess Skathi made her a Archer and in return Lucia can never miss or she feels the terrible pain she was in when Skathi healed her. She also needs to stay pure. Skathi wasn’t happy about the fact that she wasn’t a virgin when she healed her.

That promise was easy until she met Garreth. Garreth is a Scottish highlander. He knows the minute he smells Lucia that she’s his mate but she’s a runner, so it’s not like he can tell her that. But that doesn’t stop him from trying to seduce her and making her realize how good they would be together.

I liked the romance. Garreth kept chasing Lucia no matter what she said or did. I love that nothing made him quit on her but you know that feeling when you just want to yell at character to reveal their secrets instead of keeping them because ‘he won’t understand’ or something like that? That’s how I felt towards Lucia. I like how Kresley Cole shows in these books that just because you’re destined to be with someone– doesn’t make it easier. It actually makes it harder.

3 stars

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